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    Default Report: Amazon to Release Smartphone to Challenge iPhone Next Year


    Another major player may be entertaining the smartphone realm. And it's a familiar name that's already challenging Apple in the tablet market.

    According to a research note released to investors Friday by Citigroup's Mark Mahaney, Amazon will release a smartphone in the fourth quarter of 2012. ďBased on our supply chain channel checks in Asia led by Kevin Chang, Citiís Taipei-based hardware research analyst, we believe an Amazon Smartphone will be launched in 4Q12," the note read.

    If accurate, the device would be aimed to eating into Apple's growing smartphone market share. What's more, the device will be developed with the assistance of Foxconn, one of Apple's biggest manufacturing partners.

    "Based on our supply chain check, we believe FIH is now jointly developing the phone with Amazon. However, we believe that Amazon will pay NRE (non-recurring engineering fees) to FIH but the device and multiple components will actually be manufactured by Hon Haiís TMS business group (the same business group that makes Amazonís E-reader and the 8.9Ē Amazon tablet)," Mahaney says. "We believe the smartphone will adopt Texas Instrumentís OMAP 4 processor and is very likely to adopt QCOMís dual mode 6-series standalone baseband given QCOM has been a long-time baseband supplier for Amazonís E-reader.Ē

    At this time it is assumed, but not yet confirmed that Amazon's smartphone will be powered by Googleís Android operating system.

    Source: All Things D

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    So will/is FaceBook but no one is talking about it. Why do you think GeoHot was hired? Amazon will have the same trouble that they have had with the Kindle. Now FaceBook they have all they need with 350 million members!

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    Yes! Another Android phone for the over-satruated Android phone market!

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    Wait till microsoft gets its own windows phone.

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    The only way it's going to cut iPhone sales is if it's free on contract or comes factory unlocked with a no commitment price of $249 or lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hapishyguy View Post
    Wait till microsoft gets its own windows phone.
    Microsoft does have Windows Phone ._. Or have i been living a lie....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hapishyguy View Post
    Wait till microsoft gets its own windows phone.
    Please tell me you're being sarcastic...

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